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Black Theatre Festival Enjoy a production of John Henry Redwood's "The Old Settler," in which two sisters become enlivened by the appearance of a handsome stranger who stirs up more than memories. Through Aug. 11. Performances at 8 p.m. Aug. 7, 8; at 2 p.m. Aug. 9, and at 3 p.m. Aug. 11. Empire Theatre. 114 W. Broad St. $15. 648-3530.

clubs

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Ground Zero (jungle, deep house, drum 'n' bass), weekly, 10 p.m. $3.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Lawrence Olds Trio (jazz/swing), weekly, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cafe Diem Susan Greenbaum.

Chugger's The 9:55 Club comedy show, weekly, free.

The Hard Shell RPF Music (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Joey's Open mic night, weekly, 8 p.m.

Medley's Dwayne Cabaniss and Ed Maset (acoustic blues), weekly.

929 Cafe The Exit, The Ghost, early.

Out Of Bounds Dirty Ol' Soul, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free.

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Nat King Kong (alt-rock), 10 p.m., $4.

Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

Shenanigans Old-time music jam session, weekly, 7 p.m.

Sideline Café Open mic with Kirk of the Guitar Brothers, weekly, free.

Surfish Station Hayes Elverston Band (acoustic pop), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Tobacco Company The Bopcats, 9 p.m., free.



Thursday 08



events

Popping Up Pets The interactive puppet show for children of all ages is back with a performance at the West End Library at 4 p.m. The show features songs and stories with a books-and-pets theme. 5420 Patterson Ave. 646-4514.

Riverfront Outdoor Movies Watch "Spy Kids" at 7 p.m. on Brown's Island as part of this weekly series through Aug. 29. Free. www.downtownpresents.org.

music

Jumpin' Concert series every Thursday through Aug. 29. Tonight, female alt-rock band Antigone Rising performs from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Sculpture Garden. 2800 Grove Ave. 21 and older. $10. 340-1400.

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Festival of Arts Richmond Recreation and Parks presents the musical "Into the Woods." Through Aug. 11. Performances at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 10, and at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. Free. http://dogwooddell.org.

clubs

Ashland Coffee & Tea The Taters, 8 p.m., $5

Awful Arthur's West End: Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Artist Showcase/Soul Party: an open-mic soul/hip-hop showcase, weekly, 9 p.m., $5; John Moossa Band, 10 p.m.

Bottoms Up Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free.

Boulevard Deli Steve Greene and The Salsa Night Gang, 8 p.m.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Steve Bassett and the Jimmy Black trio, weekly, 9-11 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Chopstix Wax Museum with DJ Thread, tonight: Producer's Night, weekly, 10 p.m., $2.

Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud featuring Rize, weekly, free.

18th and Main Café Poet Heads open mic, weekly, 8 p.m., $3.

The Hard Shell Keith Willingham Trio (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Lightfoots Johnny Houston & the Legends, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Main St. Beer Co. Plaid Iguana Project, 9 p.m.-midnight., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Open-mic night, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Medley's Restaurant & Blues Bar Smokin' Section's open jam, weekly, free.

Mulligan's Sports Grille South Side: karaoke, weekly, free.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café American Analog Set, Her Space Holiday.

Poe's Pub Emily Easterly (solo acoustic), 8 p.m., free.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

Sauce at the Pizza Place Frequency party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $3-$5.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9 p.m.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m.

Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.



Friday 09



events

Richmond Walk "The Ghost Walk," which offers a lighthearted approach to ghost stories of downtown Richmond, departs at 6:30 p.m. from Ninth and Bank streets. $5-$8. Reservations required. 673-9255.

music

Friday Cheers This concert series runs every Friday through Aug. 30. Tonight, Leon Milmore with opener Shaking Tree will perform from 6-9:30 p.m. on Brown's Island. Free. www.fridaycheers.org.

Fridays at Sunset Concert series every Friday through Aug. 16. Tonight, Chuck Loeb performs at 6 at Kanawha Plaza downtown. 8th and Cary streets. $10. www.fridaysatsunset.com.

Richmond Coliseum Rock band Tool performs at 7:30 p.m. with opener Tomahawk. Call Ticketmaster at 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Simply Jazz returns again to cool down this hot summer night with a smooth jazz performance by Desiree Roots. Show starts at 8 p.m. at the Black History Museum. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 00 Clay St. 780-9093.

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Black Theatre Festival Enjoy a production of "Ndangered 2002," during which six men present their experiences of what it's like to be young, male and black in America. Through Aug. 11. Performances at 10 p.m. Aug 9; at 9 p.m. Aug. 10, and at 7 p.m. Aug.11. Firehouse Theatre. 1609 W. Broad St. $15. 648-3530.

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Black History Museum and Cultural Center "Don't Grieve After Me: The Black Experience in Virginia 1619-2001," a photographic exhibit chronicling the black experience in Virginia, opens with a reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 30. 00 Clay St. 780-9093.

clubs

Ashland Coffee & Tea Sheryl Warner & The Southside Homewreckers, 8 p.m., $5

Bottoms Up Acoustic night, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJ's, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $3.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Janet Martin (acoustic), weekly, 9 p.m.

Captain's Grill Live jazz, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz, (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m., $.

Frequency DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly, 10 p.m.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Floating Folk Festival; weekly comedy show at 9 p.m. Live music: Patchwork.

Poe's Pub The Barflys (rock), 10 p.m., $5.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz jam session, weekly, $3.

Sam Miller's Live jazz, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sauce Friday night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly.

Sin é First Impressions (R & B, jazz)

The Tobacco Company Fat Daddy Band, 9 p.m., free.



Saturday 10



events

Agecroft Hall Walking Tour Discover the vision of the original plans for the Windsor Farms neighborhood with architectural historian Christopher Novelli. Tour departs from Agecroft Hall at 10 a.m. $5. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Book Signing Daniel Rolph will be discussing and signing copies of his book, "My Brother's Keeper: Union and Confederate Soldiers' Acts of Mercy During the Civil War," at 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers. 9850 Brook Road. Free.

Hoops Xplosion 2K2 Renowned New York City Playground Legends will take on the Virginia All-Stars basketball players at the Richmond Coliseum at 5 p.m. Come out early for basketball clinics, family activities and an AAU game between 2-5 p.m. Tickets $10-$51. Call Ticketmaster at 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. 601 E. Leigh St. 780-4970.

Running for a Cause Mass Mutual Financial Group presents the Innsbrook Run For Life 5K. Registration at 7:30 a.m. Race at 8 a.m. Free T-shirts to the first 200 registered runners. $15 to register. Innsbrook Pavilion. 217-8804.

art

Column B Gallery "Dave Moore: New Works" opens today and will run through September. Chop Suey Books, 1317 W. Cary St.

clubs

Alley Katz The Underwater, Underoath, Unearth, Zao.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Susan Greenbaum, 8 p.m., $5

Bogart's Sambaiosis Brazilian Jazz, 9:30 p.m., $

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz, (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m., $.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Hole in the Wall Soft Complex with 80s new-wave band the Start.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Cary Jackson and Friends; weekly comedy shows at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Live music: Patchwork.

Poe's Pub Billy Ray Hatley (alt rock), 10 p.m., $5.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans The Reverb Rockets.

Sin é Michael James and the Actual Facts, 9 p.m.

The Tobacco Company Fat Daddy Band, 9 p.m., free.



Sunday 11



events

Carytown Watermelon Festival It's that time again! Time for Richmond's largest street festival. Eat watermelon, shop and listen to all your favorite folk artists. Fun for the whole family. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Carytown. 353-1525.

Floodwall Tour Join a guide from the Old Dominion Railway Museum every second Sunday of the month for a floodwall tour at 2 p.m. Tour begins at 102 Hull St. Donations requested. 233-6237

Hollywood Cemetery Tour Can you name the two former presidents buried in this Richmond cemetery? During a cemetery walking tour, find out about them and other famous personalities residing there. Meet guide Kathy Whittington at the gate at 2 p.m. $6 with reservation, $7 without. Free for children under 6. Cherry and Albemarle streets. 649-0711.

Roll Out the Red Carpet, For Real! Come get a taste of Hollywood at the Landmark Theater with the premiere of "For Real," a movie filmed in and around Richmond starring Tim Reid and Tamara Curry. Stick around after the show for star Q&A and a live concert. Proceeds benefit the Richmond First Tee Program. Contact Ticketmaster for ticket info. 262-8100, or visit www.ticketmaster.com. 6 N. Laurel St.

Speech Re-enactment Each Sunday, enjoy an organ recital at 1:30 p.m., then Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech at 2 p.m. at St. John's Church. 2401 E. Broad St. Through Sept. 1. Donations accepted. 648-5015.

Walking Tour Explore different Richmond communities each Sunday on foot with a guide from the Richmond History Center. Through October. Call for details. $6-$7. 649-0711.

music

Kings Dominion Pop band Lifehouse performs at 7 p.m. in the Kingswood Amphitheater. Tickets are $29.99-$39.99 and are available at the door and through Ticketmaster. 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Summer Interlude Series The Richmond Chamber Players present this concert series Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Through Aug. 25. Today, enjoy the sounds of Moscow, with pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Dmitri Shostakovich and others. 2800 Grove Ave. $12-$14. 340-1405.

art

Cultural Arts Center "Fields of Visions," paintings and sculptures of Virginia's landscapes by eight local artists, opens today. Through Oct. 19. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.

James Center Atrium "The Mountain Lake Workshop Exhibition," 48 mixed-media pieces inspired by the moving setting of Mountain Lake, opens with a reception today from 5-7 p.m. Through Aug. 31. 1021 E. Cary St. 231-6518.

clubs

Ashland Coffee & Tea Used Carlotta, The Taters, 4 p.m., $5

Bottoms Up Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

Havana '59 Sunday Brunch with Havana Son (salsa), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.

Rock Falls Tavern Acoustic night with Kirk of The Guitar Brothers, weekly, 6-9 p.m., free.

Shenanigans Beach party with Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard, weekly, 7 p.m.

Southern Culture Johnny Hott's Piedmont Souprize, weekly, free.

Visions Dance Club Shag and oldies party, weekly, 5:30 p.m., free.



Monday 12



events

Laugh Through Lunch with stand-up comedians Greg Hooper and Steve West at a potluck luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a favorite dish to share. Drinks and paper products provided. Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry's Bluff Road. 275-5321.

Popping Up Pets The interactive puppet show for children of all ages is back with a performance at the Westover Hills Library at 10:30 a.m. The show features songs and stories with a books-and-pets theme.1408 Westover Hills Blvd. 646-4514.



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Musical Mondays at Maymont Enjoy free performances on the Carriage House Lawn every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Through Aug. 26. Tonight's theme of "Bagpipes and Blooms" features Pipes and Drums of Greater Richmond, a Maymont craft activity and the Henrico Community Band. 1700 Hampton St. www.maymont.org.

clubs

Bogart's Back Room The Devil's Workshop (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m., $3.

Cary St. Café Jahvaquarium, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Chopstix Information Technology drum 'n' bass DJ show, weekly.

Fox & Hounds Kyle Davis, Rick Schaffer and Buster Bohannon, weekly, free.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Shenanigans Amy Henderson (alt-rock), weekly, 7:30 p.m.

Surfish Station David Carter, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free.



Tuesday 13



events

Book Talk Acclaimed Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, "Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage," at noon at the Library of Virginia. Free. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

clubs

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 7 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Café Modern Groove Syndicate, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Damon's Wendy Pace (acoustic), weekly, free.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

The Hard Shell Terry Murphy Trio, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Poe's Pub 3 Bad Jacks (rockabilly), 9 p.m., $4.

Razzles Richmond Shag Club's intermediate shag dance lessons (free for members) and dance, weekly, 7 p.m.

Shenanigans Open mic with Tom "Teapot" Hailey, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sin é Splinter, 8:30 p.m.

Visions Dance Club Wendy and Ray, weekly, 8 p.m., free.



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